trimming down Fedora installed size

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Apr 9 14:13:40 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 10:10:37AM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> >> I think I must fit into this 0.1% (and I am not disputing that
> >> that is the correct ratio, either) because I definitely use
> >> /usr/share/doc, but mostly because that holds more than just
> >> "documentation".  For example, avahi stores example service
> >> definitions for ssh and sftp under /usr/share/doc, and I believe
> >> this behavior exists with other packages for
> >> non-strictly-documentation data.
> > This is a packaging bug and should (probably must) be fixed.
> Why is this a packaging bug? %doc is allowed to contain anything that
> is not used by the package for runtime execution. It's very common
> (and appropriate!) to have things like example config files in %doc.

Sorry, I missed the word "example". Examples _are_ "just documentation",
pretty much by definition, and shouldn't be required at runtime. So I'm not
seeing a problem here.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at>
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